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Good quality with low price

Nice downtown place. If you aware about shopping areas can buy good quality with low price instead... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Great Souk

Cool and lovely place if you are looking for affordable household stuffs. The place is organized... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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“gold market”(13 reviews)
Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
+966 53 605 2216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice downtown place. If you aware about shopping areas can buy good quality with low price instead of big shopping malls

Thank adnan793
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Jeddah and you need to shop I style then you don’t have to miss visiting Red Sea Mall whichbis located at King Abdel Aziz Road “ king Road”. Most of the brands at there plus some other local stores so you...More

Thank samehe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is all very well to say that the Balad is interesting and you should see it (and you should), but you should remember that (1) a lot of restoration is taking place, but little is finished, and not all of that is open. For...More

1  Thank Bokkop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool and lovely place if you are looking for affordable household stuffs. The place is organized and clean.

Thank LuiLee25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a morning wandering through Balad with our tour guide Khalid and learning about Hijazi culture and architecture. A tour guide is highly recommended as we learned so much! Bring your camera to take pictures of the all of the colorful roshan (mashribiya) which...More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the feeling of visiting the old town in Jeddah called Albalad. A lot of old memories are there. You can see the old buildings and the antique shops . The smell of the spice is incredible

Thank Ahmed B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place that you could find anything you need from clothing to food that is worth for a penny well, balad is definitely for you. Here you could find products from branded to bargains. Though it is a busy and...More

1  Thank Feleoni P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place has a life and a pulse of its own. This is the historical part of the city and this is where you see how the real Saudis live. The Corniche centre is a great place to grab bargains = designer bags, clothes, shoes...More

Thank Storyteller52424
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Balad is old looking place but it’s nice to walk in there. There’s a lot of things to see and lot of things to buy it’s cheaper. The only thing I don’t like is that kids and sick people keep following you to ask money,...More

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Cheap prices and the gold market is here. You have everything here from groceries (Kabayan and Star) to the gold market and Al Baik.

Thank Erik C
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Eress Allen D
7 June 2018|
Response from aggarwalaparna | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I travelled to balad by taxi on both occassions. Sorry to say that I m clueless about the bus service connecting the areas. Hope someone else can help u.
10 April 2018|
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Response from drkarimzanaty | Reviewed this property |
In Balad it seems its copy not original products. I suggest for this issue MAC - Makyagy - big known brands to gurantee quality
8 February 2018|
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Response from Mohammad Israil S | Reviewed this property |
You can go near by restaurants, there are many it depend on your taste, and for DSLR camera, you can visit nearby Abdulwahed Store or Extra store .